Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your iPhone with our monthly app roundup.
You literally have to run away from this horde.
A combination running app and zombie apocalypse survival game, Zombies, Run! May just provide you with the motivation you need to get out of the house and shake off the winter 'blanket' that you developed these last few months.
As a 'runner' in the Abel township -- one of the few remaining oases of humanity left after the zombie apocalypse -- you're one of the lucky few that are sent outside to find supplies, news or to scare away invading hordes.
The storyline, while interesting, isn't the novel part of this game. What really sets it apart is the execution: you play the game by running. Actually running. You plug in your headphones, listen to the mission briefing and then get running. Commands will occasionally bark from the radio, letting you know when you've collected various items or warning you of an incoming zombie mob (meaning you have to run faster), but for most of it, you get to listen to your own playlist.
When you return back to Abel, the items you collected on your run can be used to upgrade the township and unlock additional missions. Gamifying exercise is a great way to make running a little more addictive and for that alone, I have to give these guys props.
$8.49 > Six to Start > Get it here
Launch Center Pro
Stick this app in your dock and get touch and slide access to 12 shortcuts, such as text/call/email a specific contact, launch Instagram's camera, open a specific web page, turn on a flashlight, search Twitter, find a nearby café (via Yelp) and more.
To make identifying your shortcuts that much easier, you can select custom colours and icons for any shortcut. Shortcuts can also be used as groups, which will open up an additional 11 actions when selected. A full list of compatible shortcuts is available at appcubby.com/apps.
$5.49 > App Cubby > Get it here
Another month, another retro game, right? Unstoppable Fist is a sort of rhythm game, rendered in 16-bit, where you play an alien demigod with brutish good looks and a pest problem.
You must tap the screen in one of six zones, each corresponding to a high, medium or low attack on the left or right of the screen. You need to tap these at the right moment to punch/kick the offending chicken/fish/zombie head. Cool graphics, with a kickin' soundtrack available for free from unstoppablefist.bandcamp.com.
$0.99 > Ragtag Studio LLC > Get it here
Chrome on iOS is every bit as wonderful as Chrome on the desktop.
The Omnibox (the best thing on the internet since lolcats) is so intuitive that you'll wonder why it's really the only browser that offers it. Better yet, sign into your Google account to access all your desktop bookmarks, passwords, history and even the tabs currently open on your desktop. It also includes Incognito mode for all those times… well, you know.
Free > Google Inc. > Get it here